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    Default Anyone know how to break Excel passwords?

    So in my new job I've got a gazillion excel files on my computer that are password protected, with the creators all long gone. I found a link to sofotex.com that will sell a program to recover passwords for $30. I can expense it, but I want to make sure it freakin works.

    Anyone have a clue?

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    Can you save the files under a different name and then unprotect the file?
    I know that works with "read only" excel files, not sure about password protected.

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    Just rebuild the hard drive and wipe out all the files. If they were created by other people, who cares about them?
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    Unfortunately, they contain critical historical information that I need to access.

    I can't even open the suckers, so I don't think saving as a different type woud work.

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    Just dicking around here but try manually changing the extension to .csv or right clicking and opening with notepad. You can generally read excel in notepad if needed.
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    Nope, notepad gave me a screen full of swahili. And renaming doesn't do anything.

    I guess I'll just take a $30 plunge. May as well, ain't my money...

    Just hope it doesn't blow up my computer. At least everything is on a networked drive.

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    The password is "flipper"....

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    You could try Wordpad instead of Notepad.
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    The Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets whatever you want to call them, have NEVER displayed "SOX" anywhere on their caps, jerseys, or merchandise, therefore they shouldn't be referred to as such. However, the White Sox have used "SOX" since 1912.

    The SOX are in Chicago...we just allow the Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets to use the name.

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    The password is "bosco"!


 

 

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